Attempted suicide: Emirate crew staff hospitalised after jumping off plane
A female member of Emirates Airlines is at a hospital in Entebbe after she jumped off her plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, yesterday.
The Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement saying the lady who they declined to name, was alive and receiving treatment.
This was in response to reports making the rounds on social media reports that she had died.
According to eye witnesses, The Emirates flight – EK 731 from Dubai had just landed at Entebbe and was in the process of preparing to load other passengers headed for the return journey to Dubai (EK730) when the incident happened.
The daily flight arrives from Dubai in the UAE at 1:50pm as flight EK 729 and departs for the same city at 3:25pm as flight EK 730.
CAA in its statement signed by Public Affairs Department said:
An incident happened at Entebbe International Airport this afternoon as a female member of the cabin crew appeared to have opened the emergency door (of the plane on the tarmac) and unfortunately fell off an Emirates aircraft that had safely landed and parked.
Airport authorities immediately engaged emergency procedures and an ambulance rushed the lady to a nearby medical facility where she s undergoing treatment for the injuries sustained. Contrary to social media posts the lady is alive.
The circumstances leading to the incident are being investigated by the relevant authorities.”